Whangarei Falls, Whangarei
(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Marvel at the cascading water and lush native bush of Whangarei Falls. The dramatic waterfall plunges 26.3 m (86.3 ft) over basalt cliffs, creating an impressive spectacle that can be enjoyed from three viewing platforms. Two circular walking routes surround the falls, allowing you to take them in from various angles. The Whangarei Falls loop spans just 1 km (0.6 mi) and takes around 30 minutes, while the Sands Road loop stretches 4.8 km (3 mi) and should take approximately three hours. Bear in mind that both walks involve crossing a bridge with no handrail, which may make some visitors nervous. Though neither route is particularly strenuous, comfortable walking shoes are advisable. A picnic area and restrooms are located by the parking lot. Plan to visit Whangarei Falls during your Whangarei vacation using our convenient Whangarei holiday planner.
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  • We were surprised how easy it was to reach this Falls. The pathway and viewing platform for those in a wheelchair was excellent. The pathway down to the Falls and the circular track was well maintaine...  more »
  • So close to the main road , it is a must stop. Beautiful from the top but better viewed from the short walk to the bottom. Fresh water , clean enough to swim in. Also has lovely walks from this spot. ...  more »
  • Nice stop if driving past Short walk around breaks a driving journey going to northland from Auckland 
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  • I have seen many water falls and indeed we have many water falls where i live southern part of India called Kerala(Trivandrum) :) Whangarei Falls is mind blowing, beautiful and Serenity !!!
  • Absolutely must see. One of the most beautiful waterfalls we have ever been to. Nice walking track along the river as well.
  • Great place on edge of town. Walk options, even swim if you are keen. Free
  • Absolutely incredibly beautiful falls. What a beautiful area in town!
  • Great place for a quick walk with great views and a range of options for walk times